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Mayday 2005 Photos: Train, Supermarket & Bubble

03-05-2005 09:50

Police build up at Highbury and Islington station
Some further pictures of Mayday 2005 @ Tesco.

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Bil'in and Homesh: A Tale of Two Demonstrations-

03-05-2005 05:35

Last Friday, two demonstrations were held in the occupied West Bank , just a few dozen kilometers apart. The shocking difference between the ways the two demonstrations were treated provides food for thought. An Israeli activist reports.

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Never Mind the Ballots

03-05-2005 05:23

Never Mind the Ballots
Don't vote, it only encourages them!
May Day, 2005
United Kingdom

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Traveller forum audio from the 27th April 2005, Cambridge

02-05-2005 18:11

Voices from the Smithy Fen community.

9 mins edited audio and short report from the traveller forum on the 27th April 2005, Cambridge.

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More London Euromayday pics

02-05-2005 17:44

Police protect shoppers
After a short walk from Bethnal Green to Hackney (escorted by a couple of Special Branch chaps in their tasty blue flouro jackets), a group of precarious arrived to find a 24-hour Tescos being protected by the state's heavies.

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Art Not Oil meeting - 7pm, May 3rd, Institute for Autonomy, 76-78 Gower St.

02-05-2005 17:38

May 3rd, 7pm, is our first meeting for quite a while. It's at 76-78 Gower Street, a possible venue for an exhibition in June.

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Smash EDO Mass Demo This Weds 4-6

02-05-2005 15:56

Smash EDO Mass Demo This Tues 4-6

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See fascist police state tactics in Action

02-05-2005 15:31

This video shows the Police in riot gear as they STRANGLE completely peaceful protestors.

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Downing street and Whitehall blockaded by refugees holding a 'Die In'.

02-05-2005 15:17

We're here!
Today over 200 human rights campaigners (most of them Sudanese refugees) blockaded Downing Street and part of Whitehall to protest over government inaction over the genocide in Darfur, Sudan. Many of the demonstraters carried the names of some of the estimated 300,000 people that have been murdered during the ethnic cleansing or have died as a result of it. 3,000 people are dying in the region every week, thats 52 9/11s every year!

The Police were taken completely by surprise by the action and had no choice but to let it go ahead. They were outnumbered by about 20-1. There were no arrests.

The international community could easily act to stop what is a totally preventable trajedy of biblical proportions. This would cost a fraction of the money spent murdering 100,000 civilians in Iraq. But there is no oil in Darfur is there?

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Dutch ambassador: be a militarist, vote Blair

02-05-2005 15:09

Castle of Marchant et d'Ansembourg noble family
The Dutch ambassador to the UK, Count Jan de Marchant et d'Ansembourg, said he hoped that Tony Blair would win the British elections of 5 May. That, he said on Dutch NOS TV, would better for Dutch relations to George W. Bush's USA.

It would also be better for chances of forming an European army (for wars like in Iraq?).

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oxford samba mayday madness

02-05-2005 14:31

Oxford radical samba band, Breach of the Peace, played a mammoth 5 gigs this mayday weekend!

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Palestinian Territories: Medical Treatment Conditional upon Collaboration

02-05-2005 13:07

Muhammad Radad, 38 year old cardiac patient and father of five, discovered that the road to medical care passes by the Israeli GSS. Physicians for Human Rights-Israel, aided by MK Dr. Ahmad Tibi, managed to abolish the conditions of the GSS and Radad was able to receive medical treatment in Jordan. However, the Israeli Security Forces have yet to respond in regards to the policy of conditioning health with collaboration.

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Belmarsh Prisoner Stands For Election in Brent North

02-05-2005 12:34

Babar Ahmed, currently held in Belmarsh Prison without trial, is standing as a candidate for Brent North.

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after mayday

02-05-2005 12:31


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first set of tesco occupation pics still missing from earlier post

02-05-2005 09:49

approaching the venue from the meet point
Today the Rhythms of Resistance samba band effectively occupied Tesco's in Hackney to help spread the message of Mayday to shoppers and staff.

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Israeli terrorist organization behind harassment of IndyMedia

02-05-2005 01:49

Article about Andrew Aaron Weisburd of Internet Haganah: Cyber Terrorist

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NEW sex-worker site

02-05-2005 00:55

Sex workers fight back!

Articles about women's liberation, sex-worker organising, struggles, issues, etc.

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In Serbia they shoot dogs

02-05-2005 00:53

If the dog is man’s best friend, why is man sometimes the dog’s worst enemy?

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Pictures of the London Mayday PRECARITY action.

02-05-2005 00:17

After a brief but meaningful visit to TESCOs in Hackney, a few hundred like minded individuals were herded onto the pavement outside the store and held in the sunshine for about one hour and a half. The arrests and aggressive behaviour by the Police were met by an equal amount of determination/dignity/solidarity by the protesters inside and outside of the cordon.
The demo was moved to London Fields were the party continued with the aid of the samba band.
There was more Police aggression resulting in more arrests and solidarity/resistance. Eventually the cops withdrew after an afternoon of unecessary provocation and bullying.
WELL DONE to everyone who turned out to protest, create, party and defy the intimidation.

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tesco occupation pics missing from earlier post (2of2)

01-05-2005 23:28

nuff police
dunno what happened to the pics before, but here they are in two sets now